"I trained as a production thrower in the 1970s and 80s at Birkenhead Park Potteries in Wirral, making stoneware tableware. After the pottery closed I spent my time bringing up my family and working part-time as a pottery teacher. Now, having more free time, I am making my own stoneware and raku pots.

Raku is an ancient Japanese technique. My work’s lustrous glaze is achieved on the black clay of Raku pottery technique, using smoke and flames to achieve stunning results."